In June 2019, Vandria Borari visited the Netherlands following an invitation from Tim Boekhout van Solinge. Vandria is from the Borari indigenous people living in the Brazilian Amazon and she is the first indigenous lawyer from her region. In this interview, she will tell about her life in Brazil, the impact of the European Culture, the work of Forest Forces and what we, Europeans, can do to help improve the lives of indigenous people.
TV interview with EenVandaag from February 2019 where Tim Boekhout van Solinge, founder of Forest Forces, explains the problem of deforestation in the Amazon, the influence of Bolsonaro and the role of Dutch consumers in deforestation. He also explains how the Forest Forces method against deforestation works and why it is effective.
Article in Binnenlands Bestuur
Goede landregistratie en kennis van criminologie zorgen samen voor een goede aanpak van ontbossing en illegale houtkap. Het Kadaster en criminoloog Tim Boekhout van Solinge sloegen de handen uiteen.
Article in Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade
This article, written by Tim Boekhout van Solinge, tells the story of how Forest Forces came to be. In 2014, Tim initiated a research project with indigenous tribes in the Brazilian Amazon to investigate the effectivity of GPS-camera’s. This project showed how the camera’s helped a tribe to expel several logging companies from their territory. Therefore, the GPS-camera’s can be an effective, inexpensive way to support indigenous tribes in their fight against deforestation.
On 2 November 2018, the Dutch radio documentary about the GPS forest crime prevention project in the Brazilian Amazon won the Best Report Award of Free Press Unlimited. Tim Boekhout van Solinge and chief Odair ‘Dadá’ Borari of Maró Indigenous Territory (Lower Amazon, Brazil) are the main characters of the radio documentary (in Dutch).
The makers of the radio documentary, Mirjam van Biemen and Mijke van Wijk, joined Tim to the Brazilian Amazon in October 2017. In November 2018 they received the Best Report award at the Peace Palace in The Hague.
Article in Tijdschrift voor Criminologie
A peer-reviewed article in Dutch, describing the research conducted in 2014 by Tim Boekhout van Solinge about the effectiveness of providing indigenous tribes in the Amazon with GPS-camera’s.
Free summary in English (access to full article in Dutch costs €17.50)
Article in Cahiers Politiestudies
A peer-reviewed article in Dutch, describing the Brazilian policy regarding tropical rainforests. How is deforestation being monitored and fought, what are the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and how could we improve the current policy?
Article in Elsevier
This essay, written by Tim Boekhout van Solinge, describes why there is so much deforestation-related crime in the Brazilian Amazon and how Amazonian deforestation arrived on the political agenda.
Article in International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
Article in the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, written by Tim Boekhout van Solinge, explaining why deforestation and land conflicts in the Brazilian Amazon are so violent, with a focus on local views and voices.
Article in Critical Criminology
An article written by Tim Boekhout van Solinge, explaining deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. The article looks at the harm inflicted on indigenous populations, future generations and animal and plant species. Since the main cause of deforestation is expanding agriculture for export, western societies could be held responsible for it.